USTDA Announces Date for the 6th Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced that the sixth Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) will be held on May 21, 2024, in Manila, Philippines with a hybrid livestream component for remote participation. Co-hosted by USTDA and the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, IPBF will convene government and private-sector leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region to build partnerships and share their insights on the latest trends, opportunities, and solutions to support infrastructure in the region’s emerging economies. This year’s event will feature enhanced matchmaking to advance business partnerships.

“USTDA is again proud to co-host the Indo-Pacific Business Forum, which is the premier U.S. government event promoting trade, investment, and economic cooperation between the United States and our Indo-Pacific partners. It is just one of USTDA’s contributions to the U.S. government’s Indo-Pacific Strategy and positive vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific that is more connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director.  

IPBF 2024 will convene 500 CEOs, project developers, government officials and sources of financing from across the region for discussions and breakout sessions on topics including infrastructure, supply chain resilience, critical minerals, clean energy, the digital economy, emerging technologies and inclusive trade. IPBF is also a chance to learn more about government tools and programs to support U.S. participation in the region’s priority projects.

Additional information on the IPBF program and registration is forthcoming at

The Indo-Pacific Business Forum advances the Biden-Harris Administration Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, and other initiatives.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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